Definition of Whooping cough

1. Noun. A disease of the respiratory mucous membrane.




Definition of Whooping cough

1. Noun. (disease) A contagious disease of the respiratory system that usually affects children; caused by the bacterium ''Bordetella pertussis''. In the advanced stage it is characterised by spasms of coughing followed by a whooping sound during the intake of breath. ¹

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Medical Definition of Whooping cough

1. A bacterial infection that has become quite rare due to effective and widespread vaccination programs (DPT vaccine). Only about 4, 500 cases are reported annually in the U.S. Can present as a mild or severe illness. Symptoms include runny nose, low-grade fever, conjunctivitis and a characteristic cough. Coughing spells end in a whoop caused by the forceful inspiration of air. (13 Nov 1997)

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